Monthly Archives: April 2011

The ganna has arrived!

The ganna has arrived in Cape Point, and I’m lost for words. What a moment! Kevin arrived at the bottom of the climb up to the lighthouse, and just rode past us, up the hill, with not a glance at … Continue reading

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I am the ganna

Kevin is in the final stages of his epic journey, closing in on Cape Town rapidly. He spent last night in Ceres, and has about 200km to go to Cape Point. He is heading for Tulbagh today and will probably … Continue reading

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3 000km & Ceres on the horizon

Kevin is heading for Ceres, the largest deciduous fruit growing area in the Western Cape. Cape Town is tantalisingly close – 150km or a 90-minute drive, but for Kevin it’s around 300km to make it to his final destination – Cape Point. He is … Continue reading

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2 300km

Yesterday, day 21, Kevin reached the 2 300km mark, the distance of David Waddilove’s Freedom Challenge, the ride from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl, which Kevin did in 2007. Another 1 500km or so to go. A breeze! He spent the night in … Continue reading

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2 000km, and a new bike!

34,8km. That’s the distance Elton and I travelled out along the road to Rossouw from Dordrecht, to pick up Kevin. I know this because I measured it precisely so that I could take him back 34,8km to continue his ride … Continue reading

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Rhodes and back-up

Elton and Lucille will be travelling to Barkly East or Dordrecht (depending on how far he gets) on Tuesday, taking spares, tools, and a back-up bike. Elton will be giving Kevin’s bike a mini service, it having taken some strain in … Continue reading

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A lazy Jo’burg

Life back in Jo’burg is also wet – a lazy Saturday afternoon, watching the arum lilies singing in the rain, while the bourgainvillea grits its teeth, hating the deluge. Watched episodes of Masterchef Australia, then put on Michael Jackson, to sharpen … Continue reading

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